I wanted to share with you all some photos of the baking I did for Christmas as well as some of the gifts I received from my family. I also bought myself some gifts with the money I was gifted from my family. I am not a big spender so buying myself some housewares was a treat and many of the purchases were items I had my eye on for years.
Firstly, I will start with some of the baking I did. My husband and I, for the past two years, have decided to opt out of the Christmas rat race. In doing this, I decided on primarily homemade gifts for our family members. I made the cookies shown below, as well as soup and chocolate bark for my family members. This will be a tradition I continue to do as it is not only heartfelt, but it a big part of my values to eschew the modern consumerism of this holiday. This has been a big change for me during this time, but choosing to purchase and gift more consciously is very important to me.
Below are some of the gifts I purchased for myself or are from my family members. I am very fortunate to have been able to purchase or be gifted these items and I hope you find them as beautiful as I do. My mother also gifted me a new electric blanket as my previous one died (probably from all the love and use).
Thank you for having a look at my blog. A lot of changes are coming and I hope you come back soon!
Here are some books I’ve purchased recently. I have been quite picky about the things I have been bringing into my life and was supposed to be on a “consumables only” shopping diet, however, these books slid through (how could I resist?). And one could say that you do in fact consume books.
What have you been reading recently? What are your recently purchased books? I’d love to know.